Like everyone in our culture, I was raised to strive for more, with the temptations we all face, and promises that consumerism and constant expansion are synonymous with progress. If some is fine, MORE must be even better. Right?! – No.
Like you, I realized that this plan of constant expansion is only an illusion, because the whole idea of consumerism is not at all sustainable or creating the kind of world we want to live in. Plus, consumerism and materialism are not designed to satisfy us, but rather to continually disappoint, so we keep the crazy treadmill going.
Constantly feeling needy, deprived, envious and lacking is not healthy – especially because for most people in our culture, it is completely untrue! In fact, rather than experiencing true scarcity, we generally have far more than we need and it’s causing us to be overcrowded, overwhelmed and extremely distracted.
Now that I have tasted the freedom of minimalism, I am making healthier choices, which are not about deprivation, but rather about thoughtfully finding balance and continuing to discover what will lead to building a more fulfilling life. There is every reason to continue on this exciting path. Abundant Minimalism has allowed me to be healthier, wealthier, more productive, successful, and happy. My life’s work is to continue to help others by sharing what I learn along the way.
We’re on this journey together. Let’s share and build upon the inspiration to focus our intention, reduce our possessions, and as a result, improve out lives!